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Claremont Heritage

Claremont Heritage's mission is to advance, preserve and celebrate the historic, architectural, natural and cultural resources of our community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Claremont Heritage, a non-profit, inclusive, community-oriented membership organization, is the city’s largest membership organization devoted to the preservation of the history and historic character of Claremont. We:
• Archive and share Claremont artifacts, oral histories, historic properties and tree surveys, maps and photos
• Offer tours, lectures, films and workshops for school children, community groups, and the general public
• Support individual homeowners, Claremont city staff, architects, landscape and interior designers, contractors, developers and realtors by providing access to historical and archival information
• Recognize and celebrate individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preservation of Claremont’s historical resources and cultural heritage

In these ways, we seek to communicate to residents and visitors the qualities that make our city unique and to promote the value of preserving our neighborhoods, cultural resources, the built and natural environments and their histories.

Contact Information:

Claremont Heritage
PO Box 742
Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: 909-621-0848
Email: info@ClaremontHeritage.org

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flores, alicia; flores, gilberto
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Note: Some Background Noise on Tape Description: Alfonso Carillo moved to the United States and the Pomona Valley in 1927 from Guadalajara, Mexico. Mr. Carillo acted and did iron work for the Pasadena Community Playhouse, the Padua Hills Theatre, and the Mission Inn in Riverside. He was a talented ironworker, whose work can be seen all over Southern California. Mr. Carrillo describes his time at the Padua Hills Theatre and Claremont, as well as his work in the area.
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Claremont Heritage
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Developers of the Griswold's Old School House complex, which included a hotel and other facilities on the corner of Indian Hill & Foothill Boulevard. This complex is the location of the original Claremont High School building, which still stands. The Sandfords' describe how they came to Claremont, George Griswold's various businesses in Claremont and elsewhere, and the transition of the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Volume decreases around 13 minutes into side A Description: Recording of Mexican folk songs by long-time Mexican Players and husband and wife, Gilberto and Alicia Flores. Both were performers, singers, and musicians at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont for many years and are among some of the most well-known of the Mexican Players. A collection of Christmas themed songs in Spanish with guitar and singing.
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape Description: A collection of songs by long-time Mexican Player, Gilberto Flores. Mr. Flores performed at the famous Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont for many years. This collection of songs features Gilberto performing a variety of Mexican folk songs on the harp.
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Norman Williamson is the grandson of W.K. Kellogg, founder of the Kellogg Cornflake Company. Mr. Williamson discusses his memories of the Pomona Valley while growing up on Kellogg Ranch.
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Claremont Heritage
by Elliot, Ginger; McManigal, Georgia
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly; Description: The Sandfords discuss their taking over of the Griswold business enterprises, opening new Griswold Smorgasbord restaurants, and the opening of the Candlelight Pavillion in Claremont.
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Note: Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Long-time Claremont resident, Betsy Coffman relates her memories about growing up in Claremont and attending the Claremont Grammar School. Mrs. Coffman discusses school system and notable staff, like Eleanor Condit (for which Claremont's Condit Elementary School is named). Additionally, Mrs. Coffman provides a good description of life in early Claremont as a small college town.
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Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; High Background Noise on Tape Description: Side A - Recording of Las Posadas celebration at Garrison Theater, Pomona College from December 1986. Side B - Songs for Procession and Coloquio by Gilberto & Alicia Flores - 1998. Long-time performers and part of the Mexican Players at the Padua Hills Theatre.
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Note: Some interviewees are hard to hear due to microphone placement/original recording quality. Description: Randall Lewis, son of Ralph and Goldie Lewis, describes his parents house construction business they had in Claremont. Throughout the years, the Lewis family worked with several notable Claremont builders including Robert Olin and John Lusk. Throughout the interview, Mr. Lewis talks about his parents' land development, their work on custom and semi-custom homes in the city, and the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Claremont Heritage
by Flores, Alicia; Flores, Gilberto
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; High Frequency Background Noise on Tape. Description: Recording of Mexican folk songs by long-time Mexican Players and husband and wife, Gilberto and Alicia Flores. Both were performers, singers, and musicians at the Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont for many years and are among some of the most well-known of the Mexican Players. This collection of ballads is primarily guitar accompanied by singing.
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by Elliot, Ginger
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Warble at the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly. Description: Notable Claremont builder, Ken McLeod discusses how he got into the profession, projects worked on with architect Richard Neutra, and his self-designed home in Claremont (which is now on the county register). Mr. McLeod discusses his extensive construction and remodeling jobs in the area and his relationship with other Claremont architects and artists.
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Note: Occasionally some speakers are hard to hear due to microphone placement in original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Mr. Bolinger was the owner of Bolinger's Menswear on Harvard Avenue in the Claremont Village, later working for Vortox Manufacturing Company under Herman Garner (of Claremont's Garner Family). Mr. Bolinger also took part in civic institutions in Claremont like the Rotary Club and was a member of the...
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Note: caclah_000042_t01: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly caclah_000042_t02: High Background Noise on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Mr. Tompkins talks about his experiences working for the College Heights Orange and Lemon Association in the lemon packinghouse. Mr. Tompkins describes the fruit grading process, duties of the packinghouse workers, and where the oranges and lemons were primarily shipped out. Mr. Tompkins eventually became the foreman of the...
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Mr. Stys is the son of Konstany Stys, Polish immigrant and Claremont builder of the 14 houses of the Russian Village neighborhood on South Mills Avenue in Claremont. These unique, folk-architecture homes, were built without formal plans and entirely from recycled materials. Ray Stys helped his father in construction of several of these homes.
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates a description of the Garner House in Claremont's Memorial Park. The Garner House was built in 1926-1927 for the Garner Family. Herman Garner was an inventor and founder of the Vortox Manufacturing Company in Claremont and both Bess and Herman Garner were champions of art and culture, funding the construction of the Padua Hills Theatre. The Spanish...
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Distorted at Times; Warble near the end of part 1; Program Begins Abruptly Description: Ginger Elliot of Claremont Heritage narrates the history and provides a guideline for the walking tour of the Claremont Colleges. The role of the Colleges in the founding of Claremont as a city is highlighted as well as the founding of Pomona College and the larger Claremont Colleges Consortium.
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Note: High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Interview with Janie Schoolcraft while taking a tour of her childhood home. Mrs. Schoolcraft discusses her memories and points out notable features of the home. The English Tudor style house was completed in 1931 for the Schoolcraft Family, who moved to Claremont from Pasadena. Janie's father, Charles Schoolcraft, was in the grocery business and moved to Southern California from New...
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Note: The program ends at 00:21:22. At 22 mins, some of the clips and narration are re-played. Description: A narrated tour of Claremont historic sites, buildings, and homes. Also includes the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. Tour is based off of the Claremont walking tour of historic sites and captures local landmarks, while conveying the city's sense of history to the general public.
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Note: High Background Noise on Tape; Static on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Mrs. Cancell discusses her move to Claremont from New England in the mid-1930s, where she worked at the Claremont Graduate School (now University) and her subsequent marriage to Pomona College professor, Hollis P. Allen. Mrs. Cancell describes the early town and talks about notable early Claremonters like Ruth Ordway, William Manker, and Bess Garner. The history of the League of...
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Note: Interviewee is difficult to hear at times due to microphone placement in the original recording. High Background Noise on Tape; High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly. Description: Michaela Jimenez Chavez was a Mexican Player and served as hostess at the Padua Hills Theatre for many years. The Padua Hills Theatre was one of the areas only Mexican theaters where traditional Mexican folk dramas and songs were performed. Mrs. Chavez provides fascinating...
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Note: Program Recorded at a Very Low Level; Program Begins Abruptly; Program Ends Abruptly Description: Claremont builder and architect, Ken McLeod, discusses how he got into building and design, working with architect, Richard Neutra, and mid-century modern design.
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Note: Poor audio recording quality and poor video quality at 01:56:00 onwards. Description: Video recording of the Las Posadas celebration in the Padua Hills Theatre dining room. Celebration includes the Las Posadas performance, singing, dancing, and breaking of the pinata. Additional backstage and rehearsal footage is also included.
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Description: Interview with Mildred Steele, who lived in the Garner House at Claremont's Memorial Park and served as the home's caretaker for many years. Mildred and her husband lived in the house after the city had bought it from the Garner Family and while it was being developed into a central city park and community house. Mrs. Steele takes a tour of the house with her daughter and offers her memories of the house when she resided in it.
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Note: Part 2 is second camera angle of same interview Description: A former resident of Claremont, Mrs. Salazar describes the Arbol Verde neighborhood in Claremont that she grew up in and talks about the various residents and houses. She goes on to discuss moving to the West Barrio neighborhood near the College Heights Packing House. Additionally, the Mexican-American community and institutions like the Well-Baby Clinic and Our Lady of Assumption Church are covered at length.
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